60 Years Peacekeeping1958 - 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's first Peacekeeping deployment in 1958.

Since then, Ireland have maintained the longest unbroken service on the front line of peace with over 70,000 individual tours of duty completed by the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann.

This year, we remember the 87 members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Peace.

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Army Bomb Disposal Teams make safe dangerous chemical.

Army Bomb Disposal Teams have made safe dangerous chemicals during two callouts in Dublin and Cork this afternoon.

In the first call out, the Defence Forces deployed a Bomb Disposal Team to Grange Community College in Coolock.

A quantity of 2, 4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine was removed from the school to a safe location, where it was destroyed by means of a controlled explosion. The team arrived on scene at 2.10pm and the area was declared safe at 3.30pm. 

In the second callout, an Army Bomb Disposal Team removed a quantity of  2, 4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine from St Mary’s Secondary School in Macroom, Co. Cork. The chemical was removed to a safe location and destroyed by means of a controlled explosion. The team arrived on scene at 3pm and completed the task by 4.20pm.

A quantity of 2, 4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine is a chemical reagent which is found in laboratories. It can become unstable over time if it crystallises. 

This is the 186th call out of Bomb Disposal Teams this year, and the 21st involving substances of concern.


Press Release Date: Friday 23rd September, 2011

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